Over 2,000 motorcyclists are either killed or severely injured in crashes every single year in Illinois. An overwhelming majority of those crashes occur in urban areas like the City of Chicago. If you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle accident, you deserve an attorney who understands the emotional turmoil you are experiencing and who will tirelessly advocate for you.
At Pullano & Siporin, we are committed to helping motorcycle accident victims seek the compensation they deserve from any and all liable parties. With several decades of combined personal injury experience, our attorneys have an understanding of this area of law and the steps we need to take to maximize your potential recovery.
Our work ethic and dedication to our clients’ needs has helped us establish a track record of success with many record-breaking victories.
We represent victims of motorcycle accidents in cases involving:
Despite motorcycles accounting for just 3 percent of the vehicles on the road, motorcycle fatalities account for approximately 13 percent of auto accident deaths. Unfortunately, motorcycle riders are 26 times more likely to be killed in an accident and five times more likely to be injured than passengers of a standard car. The frequency and severity of motorcycle crashes are due to (a) drivers on the roadway looking for cars and not motorcyclists on the roadway and (b) the lack of protections like seatbelts, airbags, doors and roll bars.
Yes. While it is always a good idea to wear a helmet, Illinois law does not require motorcycle drivers to do so. As a result, in injury cases, the insurance company cannot claim that your failure to wear a helmet should bar you from recovering compensation for your injuries. Oftentimes, this evidence is considered irrelevant, prejudicial and juries are not even told whether someone was wearing a helmet or not. As a result, not wearing a helmet should not prevent you from contacting a lawyer right away after a crash.
Drivers should always be careful to scan the road for motorcyclists and any hazards, and yield the right of way whenever they are supposed to do so. Motorcyclists should wear protective equipment like helmets, boots, pants, gloves and jackets, and should have reflective clothing and reflectors on their bikes for night time riding.